|Hydrangea and English lavender - a corner of the front garden - July|
We've just returned from a time in the south of England and when we travel down to Berkshire we usually take a break in south Oxfordshire.
|Cookley Green, S. Oxfordshire|
This time we stopped at a garden centre in that area which specialises in herbs and local produce. There's also a maze in the grounds which I haven't seen for some time. The beech hedges are now well established and I successfully got to the raised area in the centre. However, it wasn't so easy to get back through the winding paths to the entrance. They're not straight as the design, based on a Saxon motif, is a complicated one. DH was looking at the plants in the garden centre so it didn't matter that I had been gone for some time before joining him there! After browsing around we bought a Thai basil plant and some pots of special fruit preserves.
|The Maze - viewed from the raised centre. It's difficult to photograph the pathways clearly unless you have a bird's eye view.|
|The Maze - raised area.|
|The Orangery Coffee Shop and Tea Garden|
How about this for a garden seat if you have the space in your garden?! I should think it's made from one piece of wood.
|Our daughter's garden|